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The Rapture – Part 3

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“We continue to today with Part 3 of our topic of the ‘rapture of the church’ and this will be my second to last message on the subject or at least for now. The ‘pre-tribulation rapture’ is an integral doctrine of the New Testament and one which has come under a lot of attack recently, hence the reason for this broadcast. To recap, the church (or ekklesia -‘the called out ones,’) will not see the antichrist because we’re the very restraining force that withholds his appearing. Once we’re removed from the earth however, the Antichrist is able to manifest and embarks upon a seven year peace treaty (or one week) with Israel to commence the tribulation period (Daniel 9:27). As I’ve stated previously, this ‘mystery of iniquity’ cannot come to full fruition until we the church have been removed. However, once we’re gone, the entire earth’s population will be subject to mass deception or ‘strong delusion’ because God will cause them to believe a lie, having chosen to deny the Gospel in this dispensation. So where exactly did this ‘mystery of iniquity’ come from?” – Pastor Carl

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The Rapture – Part 2

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“We will continue today with our topic of the Rapture of the Church. Now ever since Israel’s disobedience and rejection of Christ as Messiah, they’ve been put on hold. You see, God’s plan has multiple threads running through it. Remember the church began on the Day of Pentecost in Acts chapter 2 and ends at the rapture, when the Lord Jesus returns for His beloved bride. Then once we the church are ‘gathered in the air’ to meet the Lord Jesus, the spiritual clock will begin again for the Jews and ‘Daniel’s 70th week’ will commence. We should remind ourselves that the Old Testament’s focus is the nation of Israel primarily and the New Testament is written to the Church. We must acknowledge that both ‘the church’ and ‘the rapture’ were mysteries concealed within the Old Testament, ready to be revealed within the New Testament. We must always ask the question when reading any chapter in the Bible, ‘to whom is it written?’, ‘when was it written?’ and ‘by whom?'” – Pastor Carl

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The Rapture – Part 1

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“Now, we at DHOP believe in the imminent return of Jesus Christ, who’s coming to receive His beloved bride in the air, prior to the seven year tribulation period, which is soon to come upon this earth. Eight times in the New Testament we’re admonished to look for the soon return of Jesus Christ. However at no time is the church instructed to look for the Antichrist. We’re looking for Jesus, not the Antichrist, because the church will never see the Antichrist! We will in fact be long gone before he arrives upon the scene, so I hope you’re not too disappointed in hearing this news. Isaiah Chapter 24 describes ‘the great and terrible Day of the Lord,’ which will only be experienced by those who’ve rejected Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, during this dispensation of grace. First Thessalonians 1:9-10 describes how we the church will be delivered from ‘God’s wrath to come,’ which is the great and terrible tribulation period, described in the Book of Revelation.” – Pastor Carl

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The love of God

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“If love is not evident in our lives then our relationship with God can be called into question because love is not only a ‘fruit of the Spirit,’ but a command also. Now let me read you another verse (1 Cor 13:13), “And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.” In the old King James Bible, they translated the word love as ‘charity,’ in this verse. If we think of ‘charity’ today, we think of goodwill; an act of benevolence toward someone else or a love for humanity as a whole. But in the Greek language, the word for charity in this specific verse; is ‘agape’ and it’s the same Greek word for ‘love’ in 1 John 4:8 also. Now this Greek word, ‘agape’ is a far richer word than we can conceive from the English language, because it’s talking about ‘the love of God the Father.’ It’s especially characterized by a willing forfeiture of rights or privileges on another person’s behalf. This love is self sacrificial and to be honest, it’s difficult to properly describe the vast love that God the Father has for humanity because it’s beyond our full comprehension. In order for me to effectively transmit the love of the Father to you, I’d like to start out by telling you a story about the ‘bridge master’ and his son.” – Pastor Carl

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Should we tithe?

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“Today we’re going to talk about a topic so controversial that quite frankly it can even divide many churches. This topic is ‘tithing’ and there’re lots of arguments for and against it but I hope to add some clarity to this discussion. Now, we at DHOP believe in ‘tithing.’ “Well of course you do Pastor, because all preachers want today is your money…right?” Wrong friend, but I will say this whole message of ‘giving to God’ has been used and abused down the years; that’s for sure. To be honest, some people are so turned off about giving to God; they don’t even attend church anymore! This is really sad because Hebrews 10:25, makes it clear that, “ We should not forsake the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” ‘The day’ in this passage is the return of Jesus Christ and we should not forsake fellowship with one another and our assembling together, until that wonderful day.” – Pastor Carl

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Radical Islam

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“Does the Quran which millions of Muslims hold dear and even on par with the Bible in their eyes, actually teach ‘love, peace and harmony’ with other religions? Or are these so called ‘Islamic extremists’ we see on television, actually carrying out the literal instructions of the prophet Muhammad? Could the people who performed the recent terror attacks all across Europe, really be ‘extremists’ or merely compliant with the written instructions and commands of Muhammad? Are they in fact justified in their beliefs by killing innocent men, women and children who aren’t followers of Allah? And where exactly does it command this outrageous behavior in their writings?…This is a very dangerous broadcast because if I were proclaiming this message on the internet or in my homeland of Great Britain, it would most assuredly be ‘censored’ or even labeled ‘hate speech’ by our politically correct media. Nonetheless, it’s my job as a Pastor to tell you the truth, regardless of the consequences and that’s what I’m going to do in this broadcast.” – Pastor Carl

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The spirit within and the spirit upon

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“I’m going to talk to you today about the Holy Spirit and His operation within this dispensation of Grace, better known as the ‘Church age,’ in contrast to how He used to operate in the Old Testament. We know from scripture that when anyone is ‘born again’ by God’s Spirit and ‘baptized into Christ Jesus,’ the Holy Spirit dwells within that person. However, in Old Testament times; scripture says the Spirit of the Lord would ‘come upon’ people but never permanently resided within them. His manifestation was both selective and temporary. However in this New Testament dispensation, things are very different. We have now been redeemed by Christ’s blood and have permanent access to the Holy Spirit’s indwelling presence. In scripture the Holy Spirit is sometimes described as ‘water’, ‘oil’ or even a ‘dove.’ So water is often one of several ‘types’ of the Holy Spirit in the Holy Writ. By receiving Christ into your heart you have access to an eternal spring of life, residing deep within you.” – Pastor Carl

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The righteous are as bold as a lion!

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“We need to be bold, daring, and resilient in these last days. We should not shrink back but boldly complete the task God has set before us. Quite often we use the terms ‘gun-shy,’ ‘snake bit’ or ‘once bitten twice shy,’ for those who are overly cautious. These terms perhaps best describe our reluctance to move forward with God’s plan because of past failure, shame or even humiliation. We’ve all experienced times like this, I know I have. But it’s so important that even if we’ve experienced some failures, they should not stop us from completing the calling God has placed on our life. We must have courage friend! We need temerity, gumption, hubris, gallantry, fortitude, grit, guts or whatever else you call it in your parts! Yes friend I swallowed a thesaurus there but you get my point! Ha. But where does this courage come from if we’re to be successful for God?” – Pastor Carl

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Persistence in Prayer (Luke 18)

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“Today I’d like to talk about prayer but particularly, ‘persistence’ in prayer. You know the ‘old timers’ would often declare, “We need to storm the gates of heaven, bind Satan and pray until God hears you.” Well I believe there’s some truth in that statement; however, much has been said down the years regarding persistence in prayer and sometimes for the wrong reasons. Having studied the scriptures for a little bit; I firmly believe that God’s ability to intervene in our lives is greatly impacted by our personal prayer life or lack thereof. This may seem an obvious statement but let me put it to you another way; I truly believe Gods ability to move in our lives can be ‘restricted’ by our prayer life. Therefore, if we’re not diligent in some areas, we can miss out on seeing God’s best come to pass in our lives. Firstly, we have to realize that God’s not deaf. He hears us the first time when we ask Him for something. When Jesus said in Matt 7:7 and Luke 11:19, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you,” he wasn’t urging us to repeat the same petition over and over again. He was stressing that we need to be persistent in our intentions when it comes to prayer and don’t quit until we get an answer.” – Pastor Carl

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The history of the King James Bible

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“William Tyndale was strangled and burned for translating the Bible into English…why? Because he made the bold declaration to a Catholic clergyman that, “If God will spare my life, ere many years pass, I will cause a boy that drives the plow, shall know more of the Scripture than you do.” Tyndale was born on the Welsh Border between England and Wales in 1494. This brave man was of course the first to translate the New Testament into English from the original Greek text. We owe so much to William Tyndale because Tyndale’s Biblical translation accounts for an astonishing 84% of the New Testament and more than 75% of the Old Testament, compared to the King James Bible. When King James XI of Scotland became the King of England and adopted the name ‘James the first,’ in 1611, the ‘King James Bible’ was finally instigated. He commissioned 47 scholars to scour the original Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic texts, translating the Bible to the best of their ability. The very best translators, scribes and scholars were employed, taking advantage of more than 5,556 manuscripts available at the time. ‘The King James Bible’ was the crowning achievement of the Protestant Reformation and remains the paragon of all Bible translations to this very day because the underlying Greek text differs from all other ‘Modern Translations.'” – Pastor Carl

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